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Facebook and Google's News Fight with Australia

Australia is pushing to force two of the biggest tech companies to pay for the content its news publishers produce. This isn't the first time that governments have sparred with Facebook and Google over this issue, but Australia is coming close to being the first to succeed. Both companies warn that they could withdraw entirely if a law is passed. Read on to explore why Australia has become so protective of its news industry.

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    Why Google and Facebook are being asked to pay for the news they use – explainer

    Why Google and Facebook are being asked to pay for the news they use – explainer

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    The Guardian - Guardian staff

    The digital platforms aren’t happy and have warned of dire consequences if the draft legislation is passed into law The Australian government has released draft legislation to compel Google and Facebook to negotiate with Australian media companies. The digital platforms have responded aggressively, …

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